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New U.S. Army Regulations on Tattoos

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Had this topic on a fire arms website a couple weeks ago, this came out then. Really didn't get too much good discussion before the mostly extremist right wing members started getting ridiculous with flaming tattoos and tattooed people and the mods had to close the thread. The only intelligent comment was that this is population control as we don't need nearly as many soldiers right now, but let another war or crisis start and restrictions will become more lax again.

I personally don't care how tattooed someone is, in any profession I'm more concerned with ability.

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I never understood this considering the troops are usually covered head to toe in gear when interacting with people on the field.

Designs can come from anywhere. Ink Well’s three tattoo artists can do original work, copy images off the Internet or from photographs or drawings customers bring in, or combine what the customer has in mind with their own ideas.

Sigh...

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I never understood this considering the troops are usually covered head to toe in gear when interacting with people on the field. Sigh...

Even when when in formal dress doing memorial services they are basically covered.

Regardless, tattoos, even 'offensive' ones have zero to do with ones ability to use a rifle or machine gun, or even a cash register, lawn mower, any job.

Senseless waste of time and resources IMO

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Right now the right wingers are clinging to the few things they can control. What the PEOPLE want is irrelevant to them, always has been. If it makes them feel big to cling to this paltry attempt to grasp power, good for them.

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Sucks. The double-standard of training/employing people to kill (or to support those who do), but rule-and-regulating how they can decorate their bodies, is part of the American schizophrenia. Glad my service (USArmy, Infantry) was Vietnam-era.

My father was in the 199th Light Infantry Brigade '69-'70 in Xuan Loc.

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